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    What is the appropriate gauge speaker wire for 2000watts rms?







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    Re: speaker wire gauges

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    Re: speaker wire gauges

    Depends on the length of the wire.. 10ga is what I always use and is more than enough for almost any setup. It's pretty cheap at 50 cents a foot (of 2 wires) for tinned OFC from KnuKonceptz. Some people use 8ga but it's usually overkill




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    Re: speaker wire gauges

    I've been all over google and there's nothing definitive on the subject.

    I plan on upgrading soon and want to do this right, but what gauge speaker wire to use for high power applications stumps me.

    Some say it's dependant on what kind of ohm load you are going to use. Doesn't that change the wattage the wire can handle?




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    Re: speaker wire gauges

    10 gauge is more than enough just make sure its pure copper.



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    55 cent per foot of 10ga tinned OFC speaker wire (about the same price as 14ga) - Knukonceptz product detail for BLACK FRIDAY-KORD ULTRA FLEX 10 GAUGE SPEAKER WIRE TINNED OFC

    If I had the money I'd buy up a couple hundred feet of this while the deal lasted... lol




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    Re: speaker wire gauges

    This might help you out..Book Mark this site for information..Its the best Ive been able to find with Facts
    Recommended Power and Ground Cable Sizes & Speaker Wire Size and Length




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    Re: speaker wire gauges

    Is it possible to double up smaller gauges of wire without ill effects?

    Home depot has rolls of 14gauge speaker wire, the kind that has two sides that can peel away from each other.

    I am wondering if you can cut a specified length and twist the ends together to create "one" piece of wire. Could that make the wire act as if it is of a lesser gauge than it really is, and therefore handle more wattage/voltage/amperage that it's rated for?




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